DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION ANDHRA PRADESH

Name of the staff Designation Branch Institute Semester Subject Subject code Topic Duration subtopic Teaching Aids : : : : : : : : : D.Simhachalam Lecturer A.E.I.E K.D.R.G.P.T, Wanaparthy III Process Instrumentation-I AEI-305 Conductivity Measurement 100 minutes

: Conductivity cell : PPT, Animations, Diagrams
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Objectives
Upon completion of this topic, you would be able to know about
• Conductivity cell • Description • Construction

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Recap
In the previous period we have studied about :
• Definition of conductivity. • Necessity of Conductivity measurement. • Necessity of Conductivity Cell.

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Description of Conductivity Cells
• The solution whose conductivity is to be measured is taken in a cell called conductivity cell

• Conductivity cells are different for different purposes.

• However, the fundamental requirement for a pair of electrodes are same.
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Fig 1
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Description of Conductivity Cells

• Electrodes are firmly located in a constant geometry with respect to one another.

• Three types of cells which are generally used are shown. Type – A, Type – B, Type - C

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Description of Conductivity Cells
wire

Electrode

Ebonite cover

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Description of Conductivity Cells
Type A cell consists of
wire

• Smaller electrodes separated by larger distance.
Electrode

• Useful for measurement of high conductance accurately.
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Ebonite cover

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Description of Conductivity Cells
Type B cell is

• A simple dipping cell.

• Used in conductometric titrations.

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Description of Conductivity Cells

Type C cell consists of
• Larger electrodes separated by smaller distance. • Useful for measurement of low conductance accurately.

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Construction of Conductivity Cell
• The cells are usually made of Pyrex glass or quartz.

• These are fitted with platinum electrodes.

• Electrodes are platinum plates coated with finely divided platinum.
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Construction of Conductivity Cell

• This coating reduces the polarization effect. • These are welded to platinum wires. • Which are sealed through two glass tubes.

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Construction of Conductivity Cell

• These tubes are firmly fixed in an ebonite cover.

• Hence, distance between electrodes are not altered during experiment.

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Summary
In this period, you have learnt about :
• Description of the conductivity cell • Construction of the conductivity cell

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Quiz
1. Why platinisation of electrodes is done?

b) To maintain distance between electrodes c) To reduce polarisation effect d) Both a & b e) None of the above

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Quiz
2. Type A cell consists of

b) Smaller electrodes separated by larger distance c) Larger electrodes separated by smaller distance d) Smaller electrodes separated by smaller distance e) Larger electrodes separated by larger distance

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Quiz
3. Type C cell consists of

a) Smaller electrodes separated by larger distance b) Larger electrodes separated by smaller distance c) Smaller electrodes separated by smaller distance d) Larger electrodes separated by larger distance

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Quiz
4. The cells are made up of

a) Pyrex glass b) Quartz c) Stain less steel d) Both (a) & (b)

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Frequently asked questions

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Describe the conductivity cell?

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